Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer-Winning Comedy-Drama
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The last date listed for Crimes of the Heart was Sunday October 20, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Oil Lamp Theater invites you to kick off the holiday season with their presentation of Joe Landry's It's a Wonderful Life -- A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming classic is a show within a show. It's December 24, 1946 in Studio A at WSTG Radio, and a cast of six actors is preparing to present It's a Wonderful Life live to the listening audience. With the help of only a sound-effects artist, the ensemble re-enacts the story of George Bailey, a young man whose dreams of traveling the world are thwarted by his sense of responsibility to the family business. Down on his luck, Bailey, compassionate yet disheartened, is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. The story's message is profound and remains relevant for today's audiences. Learn More
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Featured review from Dick Wright
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Oil Lamp Theater has wonderful ambiance, including a delightful fragrance throughout. When you enter the lobby we were greeted by Keith, the owner, who points out the "freebies": homemade cookies, deluxe mixed nuts, and pop. Because it is fall, he had warm apple cider made from his own recipe. There are couches and chairs to sit in and sip (BYOB if you wish--he'll open the bottle for you).
The theater itself is cozy (maximum 50 patrons) and has open seating. The cast were each excellent in their very different roles. And the audience was able to share in the celebratory chocolate cake after the show.
Going to Oil Lamp Theater (our third time) is truly an EVENT.
About the Ticket Supplier: Oil Lamp Theater
Oil Lamp Theater was originally founded in February 2005 as a by-invitation-only theater group. The Theater was dedicated to the preservation of a traditional theater experience in unique and original venues. The initial vision for this dates back to Keith Gerth's childhood when he would watch the Dick Van Dyke show. If you are not familiar, the main characters, Rob and Laura Petri would entertain friends at home with theater or musical entertainment. Keith was always inspired by this and thought it to be a truly unique way to experience theater - with a group of your friends who were already bonded in that they knew each other before coming into the experience. It made the experience that much more personable.
So, with that vision in mind Keith staged 20 productions for up to 35 friends and guests each night in his home, a condo in Lakeview. The name of the company comes from Keith's childhood, where due to the rural nature of his home town, they lost power often and used oil lamps to light the house. This brought the family closer and created a beautiful soft and intimate glow. He therefore continued the tradition his mother started of collecting oil lamps.
In March 2012, Oil Lamp Theater was incorporated as a not-for-profit theater and has established its new location in downtown Glenview at 1723 Glenview Road. Our new venue provides seating for 60 guests.
Please join us to experience this special and unique theater opportunity. Bring some friends, make new friends and experience a night you will never forget.